Robin van Persie is set to help train his prodigy son Shaqueel next season in a new role with Feyenoord’s U-16 squad, according to reports.
Former legendary Arsenal and Manchester United ace Van Persie took on his first coaching role last May, a year after his retirement, as an assistant under Dick Advocaat at Eredivisie roster.
Now it looks like the 37-year-old is on his way to getting into youth football and, as Algemeen Dagblad claims, his memoir will see him helping his starlet flourish on his way to senior action.
Robin van Persie set to help train son Shaqueel in new role with Feyenoord U-16s
Van Persie is pictured alongside Shaqueel, 14, during a pre-season match at Feyenoord in August
Shaqueel, 14, is currently part of Feyenoord’s U-15 squad but is widely regarded as one of the academy’s greatest talents.
This is the opinion of the aspiring striker, it is likely that he will be promoted to the next age bracket, which should be partially led by his father.
The two share a close relationship and have been seen practicing and honing their skills in previous heartwarming clips.
Last year, at the height of the coronavirus crisis, Van Persie and Shaqueel remained active by participating in exercises.
Shaqueel currently plays for Feyenoord U-15s, but has been tipped to take a step forward soon
Shaqueel’s impressive talent was shown in a footwork exercise alongside his father last year
A video posted to Instagram by tall Dutchman Van Persie showed them lined up on an all-season pitch at their home. They then showed impressive footwork.
Shaqueel’s impressive talent was visible with Van Persie Jr able to keep up with most of the session.
The youngster tended to follow in Van Persie’s footsteps on his journey through Europe.
He had been part of Fenerbache’s academy since 2015 and spent time at Manchester City before that.
Van Persie, 37, started his career at Feyenoord and returned to work in 2018 before his retirement
Van Persie’s first coaching role has seen him help train Feyenoord forwards this season (above)
Father-son teamwork is expected to expand into an official role as former Feyenoord talisman Van Persie gains more coaching experience.
The all-time top scorer from the Netherlands has helped train the club’s forwards from time to time on his first foray into the other side of the sport.
Van Persie was initially reluctant to call it an “official” gig in an interview confirming his appointment, however.
He would work under Brian Pinas from the start of the next campaign.